I setup my Ubuntu Linux box to use static routing according to the instructions in this thread: http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=71477
But I don't really understand what has happened to my router. Once everything was setup, I could not access the router's web console. Now I understand (a little bit) that I am connected directly to the internet, what I don't understand it how come I have lost all connectivity to the router.
I tried playing with the network interfaces, I brought both ppp0 (international) and ppp1 (local) down with ifdown and I still could not connect to the web console.
Is my router still meant to be accessible when I am in bridged mode? If not, then how would I do connection sharing, change the WiFi settings, change back to router mode etc?
BTW, there is no IP address for eth0, all I have is a hex IP address for IPv6, I don't know if that is of any significance.